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Harriet Adams, better known to Nancy Drew fans as Carolyn Keene, is pictured here as one of the founders of The Women's Club of Maplewood NJ being honored at a special luncheon back in 1981. She is posing with Mrs. Alfred Merten, who was the mother of Reverend Bob Merten, a minister in Coudersport PA during the 1990s. Bob became very good friends during those years with Margaret Sutton, author of the Judy Bolton books, a series similar to Nancy Drew. She was living at the time in a nearby retirement/nursing home.
This newspaper article is an example of how oddly people and situations can be connected. Reverend Bob's mother was a friend and associate of Harriet Adams, who was Carolyn Keene and wrote/produced the Nancy Drew books, and Bob himself was a dear friend of Margaret Sutton who wrote the Judy Bolton books.
The Reverend Bob Merten (right) with Mike DeBaptiste, co-founder of the annual Judy Bolton Day in Coudersport PA, on Judy Bolton Day 1998.
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